Lobby and courtyard unveiled in Long Island City’s newest office spaces

Rendering courtesy of The Point LIC website/Related Companies

The companies responsible for Long Island City’s newest office spaces celebrated the unveiling of its recently developed lobby and courtyard on Thursday.

Related Fund Management and GreenOak Real Estate held a celebration to showcase the new developments in The Blanchard Building, located at 21-10 51st Ave.

Tenants and neighbors were treated to local beers on tap, gourmet food trucks and a live DJ. Attendees were also invited to watch the England versus Belgium soccer match during their FIFA World Cup watch party. In addition to the festivities, guests were also invited on an exclusive tour of the unveiled spaces.

The developments are part of a $10 million capital improvement program, which include an entrance and lobby on 51st Avenue, a landscaped courtyard, improved air conditioning, new bathrooms and updated mechanical and electrical systems.

The Blanchard, along with a commercial building called The Paragon, are the two marquee buildings that make up a new commercial and retail community called The Point LIC. Construction on The Blanchard Building was finished in 2017, and it is currently home to VaynerMedia, which describes itself as a “full service digital agency built for the now.”

The office space was built in a former Long Island City warehouse located in the heart of Hunters Point. The seven-story, 220,000 square foot development features state-of-the-art amenities like large windows with 360 degree views, 11-foot ceilings and spacious open floor plans.

In the fall of 2017, Related Fund and GreenOak unveiled The Paragon, a seven-story 130,000 square foot commercial development, which is located at 21-00 49th Ave. The commercial building is also undergoing its own $20 million capital improvement, which also includes a new entry and lobby, passenger elevators and façade restoration.

For more information on The Blanchard or The Paragon, visit The Point LIC’s website.

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